Christine Bloopers & Goofs

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See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1983 Horror / Occult movie starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul et al.
Contributed by: Carol Spector
In the end garage scene at Darnell's, the small white car that Christine smashes into and sends careering across the garage is on can see if you look closely.
In the movie, when Christine smashes Buddy Repperton's Camaro, attentive viewers will note that the Camaro has no engine in that scene - even though its headlights are on and it appears to be running.
Just before Arnie witnesses Christine repairing herself in Darnells garage you can visibly see the number plate on the bottom front grille. When Christine has completed her transformation the number plate has gone.
In the scene when Christine kills Darnell, after you see he has been completely crushed, look very carefully at the steering weel and you'll notice that the weel is made of rubber and is bending under his arm!
In the scene after buddy was run down when christine goes in to darnells garage the tires are white lettered instead of white walls
In the scene of Christine where moochie is killed you will see he has paint looking like blood coming out of his crotch
At the drive-in after he gets her back in the car and runs around and opens the door to get in the drivers side there is no speaker on the window. After he closes the door the speaker is there.
When Christine smashes into Buddy's Camaro at the gas station and drags it backwards, you can see through the messed up hood that the Camaro has no engine. You can even see the ground.
Where Christine hits Buddy's Camaro, they pulled the engine out to make the car lighter. You can see the hood pop and see the empty engine compartment.
In the scene where Christine is on fire and pulls back into Darnells, she is a 4 door and not a two door.
In the scene where the State Police Detective is questioning Arnie in the school parking lot. Arnie pointed out where you can see the fill in the drivers door. He then stated he had to replace that entire door.

Update: G. White kindly wrote in to add: Since doors for a 20+ year-old car almost always come from a junkyard, it's not surprising that Arnie would have to do some fill and sanding on a replaced door. In fact, it would be surprising if he DIDN'T. I've never had a door or fender from a junkyard that I didn't have to do a lot of work on it before it was ready to hang and paint.

-So maybe not a goof after all?
As many others have pointed out on many Christine websites (but not here yet), that year of Plymouth Fury did NOT have push-down door lock buttons, as was shown in the drive-in theater scene.

I suspect the people who designed that scene knew this, because of all the MoPars they used and all the mechanics on the staff, but it was a necessary "mistake" to clearly show that Christine was deliberately trapping the girl inside so that help wasn't available.

The actual lock mechanism on that Fury was "hidden" -- you pushed the inside door handle forward to lock the door, and it unlocked automatically when you pulled the handle toward you to open the door. Great anti-theft device, actually -- but it wouldn't work for this scene since you have to be really old (like me) to remember when Chrysler products worked like that.
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